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H.R. 2991 (115th): Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2991 would establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in two counties in Pennsylvania. The general purpose of heritage areas is to enhance State, local and private authorities to protect, enhance, and interpret the natural, historic, scenic, and cultural resources of the heritage area. Heritage areas generally do not include federal lands and are not directly managed by the federal government. The Susquehanna Heritage Corporation would be the local management entity for the Heritage Area. It will develop a management plan which must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior. The plan is to include comprehensive policies, strategies and recommendations for the conservation, funding, management and development of the Heritage Area. The Secretary can also provide technical assistance under the Act for 15 years.

Sponsor and status

Lloyd Smucker

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Jun 21, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 5, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


17 Cosponsors (15 Republicans, 2 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of June 4, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Jun 4, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of May 14, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on May 14, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2991 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.


Jun 21, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 11, 2018
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 18, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 11, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 5, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 2991 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2991. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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